Truck drivers have raised concerns about electronic work diaries.
Truck drivers have raised concerns about electronic work diaries. Kirstin Payne

This isn't the right way to fix fatalities

GOVERNMENT failure at state and federal levels to address highly dangerous conditions on the Augusta Highway between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta has been described as "inexcusable” after a double fatality.

But truck drivers disagreed with those who again called into question the lack of action on South Australian freight routes.

Jeff Smart said the deaths "cannot be blamed on the road”.

"I'll go out on a limb here and say that inattentive drivers would be the current major cause of accidents on our roads,” he said.

"A duplication of the Augusta Highway would be fantastic but there will still be accidents and, sadly, fatalities.

"A more visible police presence might be a step in the right direction, if the state coffers (regardless of which party) let it happen.”

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